Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

USCCB, CRS: lobby Congress on Israeli-Palestinian peace

Catholic World News - June 11, 2014

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services are urging Catholics to contact members of Congress about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

The text of a suggested message to representatives and senators states:

In light of His Holiness’ recent visit to the region and his joining in prayer for peace in the Holy Land with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican on Pentecost Sunday, it’s vitally important for the United States government to support and strengthen any efforts to bring about peace. We should use our country's considerable influence to work for a just peace in the region, one that allows Israel and Palestine to exist as two secure and independent states in which human dignity is protected, peoples are reconciled, and peace prevails.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($27,707 to go):
$150,000.00 $122,292.96
18% 82%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 3 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Savonarola - Jun. 11, 2014 11:27 PM ET USA

    More verbal snow from the USCCB so the staff can seem busy. Just what does this statement add to the discussion?

  • Posted by: Thomas429 - Jun. 11, 2014 10:55 PM ET USA

    We have spent too much time and effort on this. It is no less true because of how much of this effort has been devoted to telling Israel what it must do. The situation would have been resolved long ago if the Palestinians would have accepted their new reality in 1949, 1973, or even now.

  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Jun. 11, 2014 9:24 AM ET USA

    This is fine till it hits the snag of suggesting a particular political "solution" to the problem, viz. the "two state" proposition. Everyone with some knowledge of the area knows this is quixotic talk that neither side will ever accept. All it offers Israel is just one more entity dedicated to its extermination. Why would anyone sane agree to such an arrangement? I will urge my representatives to have Kerry desist from his present effort entirely because it is mistaken.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Another side of Francis: US-Cuba role shows Pope's diplomatic muscle 5 hours ago
Silly season: a Christmas approaches, a scholar questions whether Jesus ever existed 6 hours ago
The intrinsic immorality of torture: still not convinced? 11 hours ago
The Complexity of Reforming Religious Communities December 17
Speaking Softly to Women Religious December 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25
Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch sign joint declaration, lament persecution of Christians CWN - December 1
Consistory for new cardinals scheduled for February CWN - December 11
Vatican report on US women religious calls for further self-assessment CWN - December 16
Pope brokered deal to open US-Cuba ties CWN - December 17